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A block design for introductory functional programming in Haskell

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This paper describes the visual design of blocks for editing code in the functional language Haskell. The aim of the proposed blocks-based environment is to support students' initial steps in learning functional programming. Expression blocks and slots are shaped to ensure constructed code is both syntactically correct and preserves conventional use of whitespace. The design aims to help students learn Haskell's sophisticated type system which is often regarded as challenging for novice functional programmers. Types are represented using text, color and shape, and empty slots indicate valid argument types in order to ensure that constructed code is well-Typed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop (B&B)
EditorsMark Sherman, Franklyn Turbak
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages31-35
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4849-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4850-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2019
Event3rd IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop, B and B 2019 - Memphis, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 2019 → …

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop, B and B 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period18/10/19 → …

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  • A Block Design for Introductory Functional Programming in Haskell_AAM

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